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As a parent, it’s important that you know and understands the basics of childhood oral care to best protect the health of your child’s teeth. We know you want to make sure you’re doing the best for your child, and that’s why we have put together this guide to walk you through the basics of childhood oral care.

It’s vital to your child’s oral health that you bring them in for regular cleanings and checkups. We recommend that children are brought in after they turn one or six months after their first tooth. Your child’s first visit will be a comfortable and relaxing introduction to his new dentist Dr. Clark Romney and his friendly staff at Romney Pediatric Dental. This is also a perfect time for you to ask Dr. Clark Romney any questions you may have about your child’s oral care.

You should also start to teach your child the basics of oral care at a young age. By teaching your child the fundamentals of brushing, flossing, and rinsing their teeth on a daily basis, you will be ensuring they learn good habits that they will practice for a lifetime. It’s a good idea to try to encourage them to be more involved in their oral care routines by making it fun, as well as educational. Make brushing and flossing times fun for them! Try to make a game of these routines to keep them engaged. You should also strive to get the entire family gathered during this time for your child.

If these habits are something you are not currently practicing with your child, you are strongly encouraged to do so! We at Romney Pediatric Dental can be reached at 801.960.7913 if you have any questions about pediatric dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our staff and Dr. Clark Romney look forward to working with you to protect your child’s smile for years to come.